UPDATE: Variety Confirms That Johnny Depp Is In Early Talks To Play DOCTOR STRANGE

<font color=red>UPDATE:</font> Variety Confirms That Johnny Depp Is In Early Talks To Play DOCTOR STRANGE

For those of you doubting the report from Latino-Review that Johnny Depp was being eyed by Marvel Studios for the role of Dr. Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange, Variety has now confirmed that the Pirates of the Caribbean star is indeed in talks. Check it out!

According to Variety, Johnny Depp is indeed in early discussions with Marvel Studios to play Doctor Strange in their planned solo movie featuring the Stan Lee and Steve Ditko creation. This confirms yesterday's report from Latino-Review, although the trade emphasises that discussions with the actor are early at this point. They also go on to mention that he's still committed to a fifth Pirates of the Caribbean and the Alice in Wonderland sequel, although it was mentioned last night that Disney would be willing to put those on hold to accommodate the star. 2016 stills seems like the likeliest release date for Doctor Strange. What do you guys think about this news?

UPDATE: Or not?

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thebamf - 1/14/2014, 10:07 AM
Awww shhhiiitt!!!
JatevinM - 1/14/2014, 10:08 AM
Please please please let this happen
Desrow - 1/14/2014, 10:09 AM
I hope it plays Doctor Strange and not the same persona of pirates, dark shadows and the lone ranger.
JordanKing - 1/14/2014, 10:09 AM
Shall we just call this Marvel's week?
Dev - 1/14/2014, 10:11 AM
ooooo well look at that. Variety even confirms the story. Variety is a very trusted news source.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 10:11 AM
eh.. not my first choice but depp is a good actor and i like that he is FINALLY changing things up with transcendence this year, i think depp is a good actor, i would have liked benedict cumberbatch for dr strange but who knows, this could not work out and maybe they cast someone else
Vegeta - 1/14/2014, 10:11 AM
I think its an uninspired choice but Depp is a good actor, so it could turn out well.
Cap1 - 1/14/2014, 10:12 AM
I am getting slightly tired of Depp, but when i think about him being in a Marvel movie, then think about it being Dr Strange, foiklrsdfu,
DefcoN - 1/14/2014, 10:12 AM
If money is not a problem, I say BRING IT!
ALegendaryPanda - 1/14/2014, 10:12 AM
ATrueHero1987 - 1/14/2014, 10:14 AM
WTF?!? Hmmmm....

Anyway, there going need Dr. Strange if The Avengers are going to face off against Thanos in The Avengers 3.
neonhero - 1/14/2014, 10:14 AM
Benedict Cumberbatch for Dr. Strange.
QuestiontheAnswer - 1/14/2014, 10:15 AM
They needed something better than that Antman [frick] up.
SuperCat - 1/14/2014, 10:15 AM
[email protected] yeah!! I can dig it.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 10:16 AM
plus depp is a big comic book fan and is a good actor
TheManFromMars - 1/14/2014, 10:16 AM
I honestly find it weird that this casting news popped up befor Doctor Strange was officially announced by Marvel as their next movie.
SuperCat - 1/14/2014, 10:17 AM
Nomis - 1/14/2014, 10:17 AM
I'm cool with this!
obnoxiousprime - 1/14/2014, 10:17 AM
benedict cumberbatch would be a better candidate but I'll give Depp a chance.
SuperCat - 1/14/2014, 10:18 AM
Vegeta - 1/14/2014, 10:18 AM
I don't want a Dr. Strange Origin movie. I'd much prefer a Dr. Strange that is has been Sorcerer Supreme for some time. I think skipping over his origin out will make the character more mysterious to the audience.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 10:19 AM
batmaniac- i dont think that will happen though that would be cool
CharlesLord - 1/14/2014, 10:20 AM
i really dont want him as strange cuz i feel like its just gonna be weird johnny depp as usual. But if hes picked then ill have no choice but to ride with it
DEVLIN712 - 1/14/2014, 10:22 AM
Go for it! Hopefully tonight matches the frenzy of yesterday!
Dinotron - 1/14/2014, 10:22 AM
This week had been nothing but quality casting choices for marvel!
Thumbs up to that!
Mrcool210 - 1/14/2014, 10:22 AM
im still in this camp of people. Maybe he will be baron mordo.
Jollem - 1/14/2014, 10:22 AM
let's see if they turn him into a one-liner machine
Vegeta - 1/14/2014, 10:22 AM
Plus, what ever happened to prequels? If the audience become invested in the character, they'll beg for a prequel. Dr. Strange is a good enough character to carry a trilogy and a prequel after.

Still, I'm excited about getting a Dr. Strange movie, regardless of whether or not it is an origin movie.
Dinotron - 1/14/2014, 10:23 AM
He looks just like Strange in that pic!
SuperCat - 1/14/2014, 10:23 AM
Jollem - 1/14/2014, 10:26 AM
Smarfi - 1/14/2014, 10:26 AM
The rumours were that Dr. Strange is going to be the star of phase 3. Depp is that star. Amazing actor that will draw a crowd. Well done Marvel.
marvel72 - 1/14/2014, 10:28 AM
bring it on! i wanted depp or cumberbatch in the role so i'm easy either way.
ezio619 - 1/14/2014, 10:29 AM
anyway man when comic con this year comes around its gonna be insane, we will have batman vs superman footage (hopefully) we will have the annual marvel studios panel with age of ultron footage, maybe some ant man footage since they start shooting in may and some phase 3 announcements!
GizmoEl - 1/14/2014, 10:29 AM
Whos directing? Don't they have a say? I'd love for this be true but I'm interested who's helming it. What if they don't want depp as their first choice?
Dinotron - 1/14/2014, 10:29 AM
Seeing as Thor and cap both only have one more sequel (well technically 2 sequels for cap since winter soldier isn't released) they needed a big star to carry on the torch of phase 3 and drepp is a perfect choice to reel people in
marvel72 - 1/14/2014, 10:30 AM
@ batz11

loved him in fear & loathing in las vegas as well,he was very STRANGE in that.
xeno - 1/14/2014, 10:31 AM
"Sources have told Latino Review that the Mouse House’s main main is in very early discussions with Marvel to take on the role of eccentric magician Steven Strange in “Doctor Strange,”..."

Variety sourced that article right back to Latino-Review. They did not confirm anything. It's still just the worod of one unreliable website.

Nothing to see here. Move along....
Abary - 1/14/2014, 10:31 AM
He seems like the obvious choice considering his popularity and Dr Strange's need to become popular, but until I actually see him in character I have doubts.
Vegeta - 1/14/2014, 10:31 AM
Depp can definitely pull it off with the right director and script so I have no doubts in him.

I'm actually starting the like the idea.
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